Wikipedia to Whatsapp, and circumvent data bundles.

Fact: a lot of smartphone users do not have internet access, which makes these phones a lot less smart than they should be. The reason? Mostly cost: data is expensive. It is not uncommon for telcos to offer “bundles” whereby people can buy unlimited access...

60,000 public domain books can fit on a flashdrive

There are still parts of the world where access to the global internet is limited. Rural parts of world from Alaska to Africa to Asia have bandwidth to that is unevenly distributed. Governments regularly cut off website and apps access to their residents, with...

A short history of farming

Here is a very nice email we received some time ago: re: Donating some compute power to the zim farm Hi, I have some spare compute power for at least a month, if that’s useful. If so, here’s a virtual machine that can be used for the Kiwix project:...

Baby it’s cold outside

A month ago on 8 July, 2020, 186 reels of open source code were stored in Github’s Code Vault, inside the Arctic World Archive at Longyearbyen, on Svalbard island. And Kiwix, or rather its source code, was part of the trip. Gihub’s idea is to preserve...

How come we have no users in Somaliland?

When you look at our numbers for last year, the good news is that Kiwix has been downloaded over a million times in 2019: That’s the number for our servers alone, but if you add the Android store, iTunes, APKpure and Windows store as well as the Chrome and...

What’s wrong with the English Wikipedia?

The question legitimately comes back every so often: why haven’t we updated the English Wikipedia ZIM file for more than a year ? First of all, we are really sorry about that. This is not on purpose and we are committed to update this one as much as any of the...